Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fairy Ring Pincushion

If you take a look around my craft room you might notice that I have a bit of a thing for toadstools...

At the Knitting and Stitching show in Harrogate last November I saw a beautiful stand by Daisy Chain Designs with some wonderful toadstool inspired pincushions, needlecases and doorstops (plus loads of other brilliant quilty patterns and kits). Seeing all their pretty finished samples I had to purchase the pattern to make one myself. I bought the Fairy Ring Large Green Pincushion pattern and the necessary felts and enjoyed stitching one together this weekend.

Ta da!

(The two little toadstools are little beads I bought ages ago, I knew I'd find the right project for them!)


  1. What a super toadstool. I spend lots of time wishing I was a fairy living in a toadstool and drinking tea from acorn cups - K thinks I am quite mad - I also wish bunny rabbits were pink. Whooops back to the real world - lovely toadstool tadah.

  2. Ohoo I love pretty toadstools :0) Thank you, yes am really enjoying my new machine, let me know if you want details of where I got it etc, I believe is a special edition, only available on the website I got it from. Was a lot ( for me ) but my old Janome just couldnt do what I wanted iot to do anymore, though she did me very well.


  3. How divine! I love the magic that toadstools seem to evoke.
    Thanks for visiting my blog this morning. I use a Bernina 440. I swear by Berninas. They are a bit on the pricey side but they just keep on going no matter what you push through them.

  4. Thanks for visiting me! I have a fabulous Bernina 440 QE. It's the BEST machine ever. I never get cross with it and it does just about everything. Great for quilting especially. Happy machine buying!!